How to get Mortal Kombat 1 early access

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Mortal Kombat 1 early access guide
September 15, 2023: What're you waiting for? Early access for MK1 is out now!

The latest fighting game by the developers NetherRealm is another entry in the fan-favorite franchise, Mortal Kombat. Full of interesting characters, polished fights, and jaw-dropping fatalities, this upcoming Mortal Kombat 1 game has the fans on the edge of their seat, asking when they can play it. Here is how to play Mortal Kombat 1 early access before its final launch date.

Although the standard launch of Mortal Kombat 1 is planned for 19 September, it is possible to get early access to the game. This early access includes the entire game that can be played before the release. Keep reading to find out how to get it!

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How to get Mortal Kombat 1 early access

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You can get early access to Mortal Kombat 1 and play the game early if you buy the Premium Edition of the game. The early access starts on 14 September which means you can play the game five days prior to the full release on PC, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox Series X/S if you purchase the Premium Edition.

The Premium Edition of Mortal Kombat 1 costs $110 on all platforms, as opposed to the $70 price tag of the Standard Edition. Therefore, you have to see if the benefits of early access outweigh the cost. Of course, if you’re an enthusiast of this brutally epic fighting game and want to check out all the characters and play through the game well before the release, you will get your bang for the buck with this edition.

All Mortal Kombat 1 Premium Edition rewards

The Premium Edition of MK1 does grant you early access. However, this isn’t the only perk included with this version of the game. This edition is stacked, and there are several other bonuses you can unlock if you choose to go for it. All the rewards that are unlocked with the Premium Edition of MK1 on all platforms are given below.

  • Early access to the game starting on 14 September 14.
  • Pre-order bonuses, which include the playable character Shang Tsung.
  • Early access to the DLC characters in the game.
  • Dragon Krystals x1250, which is the in-game currency.
  • Free Kombat Pack, which includes six new playable Characters, five new Kameo characters, and the Jean-Claude Van Damme skin for Johnny Cage.

That's all you need to know on how to get Mortal Kombat 1 early access and all the MK1 rewards you get with the Premium Edition. For more guides, check out if MK1 supports crossplay and all the pre-order bonuses.

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